Nemanja Vidic - the Biography Frank Worrall
Born in Serbia, Nemanja began playing football at the age of just seven and was quickly spotted by local clubs - by the age of 20 he had won the Yugoslav Cup with Red Star. The captain's armband soon followed and Nemanja led the team to a domestic double in 2004. After moving to the Russian Premier League and Spartak Moscow, Vidic's outstanding play and non-nonsense style soon attracted the attention of foreign clubs. Signing for Manchester United in 2006, he slotted neatly into central deference alongside Rio Ferdinand to begin a defensive partnership that has proved to be one of the most formidable in English football. Loved by the Old Trafford faithful for his aggressive defensive style, and his ability to score goals from set pieces, Vidic was shortlisted for the PFA Player of the Year in 2009 and was named Manchetser United fans' and players' Player of the Year.